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Dr. Esteban Pedrueza was awarded with his PhD in Physics in 2013 by the University of Valencia.

Research Interests

Esteban's research interest are related with the fabrication, characterization and modelling of novel plasmonic materials and nanodevices with the aim of improve their optical properties, mainly for photovoltaic, sensing and optoelectronic purposes. In fabrication, his main expertise is related with sol-gel synthesis of metal nanoparticles in polymeric and inorganic thin film matrices, also using lithographic techniques.

Selected Publications

Novel Method of Preparation of Gold-Nanoparticle-Doped TiO2 and SiO2 Plasmonic Thin Films: Optical Characterization and Comparison with Maxwell–Garnett Modeling. E. Pedrueza, J. L. Valdés, V. Chirvony, R. Abargues, J. Hernández-Saz , M. Herrera , S. I. Molina and J. P. Martínez-Pastor. Advanced Functional Materials, 21 ,3502.

Plasmonic layers based on Au-nanoparticle-doped TiO2 for optoelectronics: structural and optical properties. E. Pedrueza, J. Sancho-Parramon, S. Bosch, J. L. Valdés and J. P. Martinez-Pastor. Nanotechnology, 24, 065202.

The effect of quantum size confinement on the optical properties of PbSe nanocrystals as a function of temperature and hydrostatic pressure. E. Pedrueza, A. Segura, R. Abargues, J. B. Bailach, J. C. Chervin and J. P. Martínez-Pastor. Nanotechnology, 24, 205701.